im·​pact·​ful | \ im-ˈpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio) , ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl\

Definition of impactful

: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression impactful song lyrics impactful humanitarian efforts … the visually-impactful long scar on his neck reminds you of the unfortunate incident.— Griselda Flores

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More immediately impactful will be water temperatures in rivers are thought to be very high right now, and that could have potential impacts on salmon spawning. Author: Davis Hovey, Anchorage Daily News, "Warmer waters investigated as cause of pink salmon die-off in Norton Sound region," 12 July 2019 Needless to say the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life. Tyler Aquilina,, "Chance the Rapper reveals surprise Lion King role," 10 July 2019 Needless to say the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life., "Chance the Rapper says he joined ‘The Lion King’ cast as a ‘nostalgia consultant’," 9 July 2019 In fact, the side effects of attempting to eliminate all carbs are very impactful for both quality of life and health. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "The Zero Carb Diet May Be a Simple Way to Lose Weight—But Is It Safe?," 8 July 2019 Live Nation already has agreed to book artists and events into the new arena, and Leiweke said that partnership would be particularly impactful when the music festivals and Palm Springs Film Festival take place. Bill Shaikin,, "Palm Springs on ice: Plans for 10,000-seat hockey arena announced," 27 June 2019 Branch said with long-term care without visitors, traffic will not be impactful and that the building is set off from other areas. Libby Solomon,, "Baltimore County Council to vote on contract for Owings Mills drug treatment center," 26 June 2019 The tuning of his bass is another quiet yet impactful Godfrey innovation. Matt Wake |,, "The ‘other guy’ in an iconic Huntsville band," 18 June 2019 The closing of Nintendo’s Direct event at E3 was pretty impactful with the announcement of the sequel to Breath of the Wild. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "Nintendo's President on Streaming, 5G Wireless, and E-Sports," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of impactful

1939, in the meaning defined above

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